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6-08-2010 @ 8:15AM
the nastiest comments I met was when I was playing my priest (level 50ish) and doing random dungeons:the tank starts by:"I have no time for anyone that disrespects their tank, I will leave group and you can find another tank if you don't show me respect"He immediately keep chain pulling until I run out of mana and then the group wipes. Which of course, is my fault.Perhaps people feel they can be free to be a dick in Random dungeons or something. Now I'm playing a prot warrior through the same level period, and constantly remind myself to be nice to my group, and watch my healer's mana.
6-08-2010 @ 8:23AM
I do think that playing different classes and roles gives you a more rounded appreciation for other people. With that said, though, there are plenty of unappreciative people in WoW, and (at 80, through the LFD system) you'll run into a lot of chain-pulling speed-freaks. The sort of people who either spam "gogogog" or pull so much they wipe the group, and then instantly drop (or both, of course, for added negachievement points). I am pretty sure that those people - who are used to speed runs through dungeons they massively outgear, sharding everything that drops, for a few paltry tokens at the end - are going to wail and die en masse in Cataclysm's cleansing flames. And I. Can't. Wait.BY FIRE BE PURGED!
6-08-2010 @ 8:35AM
Hindsight is 20/20, but maybe you should have told him he'd get as much respect from you that you got from him.
6-08-2010 @ 9:15AM
Thank you. On behalf of healers that often run low on mana because the tank won't even consider stopping even when they ASK for a mana break after whatever mob is finished. Its nice to see a tank that will actually notice if the healer is a little low. Thanks! :)
6-08-2010 @ 11:00AM
I know waiting for group at that level can take a while, but I think I'd drop group the moment he gave that little speech. Some folks are waaaay to full of themselves. If I die or pull aggro, or someone else dies when I'm healing, my first thought it usually "What did I do wrong," not "who messed up my uber leetnes."
6-08-2010 @ 11:14AM
We have a player in our guild that occassionally pugs on his druid tank. He gives a speech at the start of every run that goes something like "I will pull as fast as I am comfortable doing. I am not looking for a super fast run, but I don't tend to dawdle either. However, if you think my pace is too slow and you pull for me, then I will let you tank and see how far you get."I think his speech (and attitude) is better than that other guy's.
6-08-2010 @ 11:21AM
I pray to God that Cataclysm has some mechanic where the psycho chainpulling tanks get obliterated in a way that they look visciously stupid if they try to blame the healer. Where the only right outcome is four people laughing at him and humiliating him and all he can do is drop group or take it like a man and learn to play nice with others.I also pray to God tenacity pets can actually tank heroics, so we have more freedom to boot jackass tanks. This "I'm the tank and you're screwed for 20 minutes if u piss me off so do it my way or stfu noobs" crap has really got to end.
6-08-2010 @ 1:11PM
@GrovinofdarkhourYou'll see in the beginning of cataclysm what was true at the beginning of Wrath, that it's impossible to chain pull mobs in a heroic dungeon. The only reason why we can now is because everyone outgears the dungeons, BoAs outgear reg dungeons by a large margin. So, when you see a tank all gung ho in a dungeon in the beginning of cataclysm, trying to chain pull the entire place, do yourself a favor and feign death or turn invisible or whatever you can do to drop aggro cause it's gonna be a wipe.
6-08-2010 @ 1:29PM
Heh. I've gotten the opposite reaction a lot. I'm leveling a bear tank,almost to 80, and I can't count the times that i've had dps screaming 'GOGOGOGOGOGO!" when i pause because I notice our healer has no mana, or when we first get into the instance, pulling a few at a time so I can see how well we can handle them before doing bigger pulls. Success for me as a tank, is they all die, we don't.
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